MWC21 Barcelona – Unlocking value from FinTech

MWC21 Barcelona – Unlocking value from FinTech

Start: Tuesday 29 June 2021 16:30

End: Tuesday 29 June 2021 17:30

Venue: My MWC Online, Hall Virtual

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Webinar Summary

Time: 16:30 – 17:30 (CET)
Location: My MWC Online, Hall Virtual

How FinTech has changed the Financial Services industry? The financial services industry is being heavily transformed by fintech as new market entrants and new solutions are disrupting the whole sector including B2C and B2B propositions.

We will explore how these leaders have unlocked value by leveraging the power of fintech to create new winning propositions. Our session speakers include:

  • Ant Group – the largest fintech in the world
  • Citibank – one of the top 10 banks in the world
  • Vodacom Group – one of the world’s largest telco groups and with Safaricom owns M-Pesa, Africa’s most successful mobile money service and the region’s largest fintech platform

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Agenda
3 mins

Welcome
Brian Gorman, Financial Services Vertical Lead, GSMA

18 mins

The digitalisation of mobile within the banking sector

Q&A

Kunal Bist, Global Head of Cross Border Solutions & Partnerships, Payments & Receivables Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

18 mins

Security Technology Builds Trust

Q&A

Tim Zhou, Chief Security Architect, Risk & Compliance, ANT Group

18 mins

From concept to largest payments platform in Africa

Q&A

Chris Williamson, Managing Director, Vodacom Group M-Pesa

3 mins

Closing remarks
Brian Gorman, Financial Services Vertical Lead, GSMA

Speakers

Brian Gorman

Financial Services Vertical Lead, GSMA

Brian Gorman

Brian is the Financial Services Vertical Lead at GSMA leading activities to enhance collaboration between the Financial Services vertical and the mobile eco-system. This reflects the strategy requested by the GSMA board to get closer to key verticals and better understand their needs.

His career includes product and commercial management in banking and mobile telecoms including O2, Lloyds and Barclays. As well as Telecomms, heading up the Digital Product team, Commerce, at Telefonica UK.

 

Chris Williamson

Managing Director, Vodacom Group M-Pesa

Chris Williamson

Chris is responsible for driving the growth and evolution of M-Pesa – Africa’s biggest payments platform, with over 40 million active customers – across Vodacom Group’s footprint in Tanzania, Mozambique, the DRC, Lesotho and Ghana. Chris has over 15 years’ experience spanning telecoms, technology and financial services, predominantly in African markets. Chris has previously worked in leadership roles with the GSMA and African mobile technology companies, having begun his career at L.E.K. Consulting. He has an MBA with Distinction from London Business School and 1st Class Honours in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Kunal Bist

Global Head of Cross Border Solutions & Partnerships, Payments & Receivables Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Kunal Bist

Kunal is a Managing Director and Global Head of Cross Border Solutions & Partnerships, Payments & Receivables for Treasury and Trade Solutions at Citi. In this role, he looks after Citi’s cross border collections business and internal and external partnerships. As part of his core focus on external partnerships, Kunal oversees Citi’s engagement with a broad range of fintechs operating in the payments space.

Kunal has over two decades’ banking experience, during which he has run or managed multiple areas spanning operations, sales, product management and partnerships across Asia, EMEA and North America. He also has experience across accounting and consulting and holds a Bachelors in Mathematics and an MBA in Finance.

He lives in New York City with his wife and two young daughters.

Tim Zhou

Chief Security Architect, Risk & Compliance, Ant Group

Tim Zhou

Tim has over 10 years of industry experience at Online Fraud Detection and Compliance, his areas of expertise include Machine Learning, Graph Computing and Outlier Detection. Before join in ANT Group, Tim has worked at Risk Management Department at PayPal.

Ant Group, formerly known as Ant Financial and Alipay, is an affiliate company of the Chinese Alibaba Group. The group owns China’s largest digital payment platform Alipay, which serves over one billion users and 80 million merchants, with total payment volume reaching CN¥118 trillion in June 2020.